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Roger Quessy

Richard Casey (View posts)
Posted: 19 Aug 1998 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Nov 2005 8:22AM GMT
Surnames: Casey, Quessy, Caissie
Our first ancestor in New France was Roger Casey. All of my life I had to explain to people on St Pat's day that we weren't Irish. we were Frenchmen from Quebec. Guess what, If you go back far enough, you can be surprised. We were Irish after all. And Acadian besides.

Roger, a young Irishman, was not only the first of our ancestors to come to Acadia, he is also the first known Irishman to settle in New France. It is thought that Roger left home due to unrest in his native Ireland. He arrived at Port-Royal, Acadia around 1665. We do not as yet know under what circumstances. He, his wife Marie, and first child are found on the 1671 Port Royal, census.

It seems that when the English began to deport the Acadians in 1755, Roger's grandson Jean and family took to the woods and wound up in Batiscan, P-Q. My Great Grandfather, Pierre Quessy, was raised and owned land in Ste-Genevieve de Batiscan. Many Quessy can still be found within 50 miles of where they originally settled near Trois-Rivieres. I have many of the names of their families and offspring. It turns out there are cousins all over the world, not just the in the US.

Certain members of the third generation settled in Quebec or New Brunswick. Others were deported to Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Still others migrated either to Louisiana or to France. (this means we have Cadjun cousins also)

Oh yes, I have also been in touch with a cousin in New Brunswick who has been our chief historian. Another lives in Australia and is from a branch that was deported to France and made their way to Australia by way of the Seychelles Islands. Recently I have been corresponding with a "Quesis" who lives in Uruguay. It seem his ancestors were among those exiled Acadians who opted to go there from France in the late 1700s.

I have about 3500 Quessy, Caissie and Casey in my data base. I will share with any one who would like or who has Quessy in their past.

Richard Casey (Quessy)
Las Vegas, NV
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Richard Casey 19 Aug 1998 12:00PM GMT 
mjallard1 8 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT 
caissed1 28 Dec 2001 11:53PM GMT 
leahbenn7 1 Oct 2008 4:50PM GMT 
ann3340 2 Jan 2010 5:12PM GMT 
leahbenn7 19 Jan 2010 10:14PM GMT 
springtime197... 20 Apr 2009 8:28PM GMT 
springtime197... 20 Apr 2009 8:41PM GMT 
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